Stories tagged with: ODOT

May 15, 2012 - 5:47am
3 years 20 weeks ago

Motorists should be aware of intermittent lane and ramp closures taking place on Interstate 70 in downtown Zanesville, Tuesday.

The closures are due to the bridge inspection to the Muskingum River Bridge. The following areas will be affected:

6th Street to I-70 on ramp

I-70 West off ramp to Maple Avenue

Maple Avenue to I-70 East on ramp

Commissioner Street to I-70 East on ramp

May 15, 2012 - 4:32am
3 years 20 weeks ago

A portion of interstate 70 is shut down in Guernsey County following an accident.

The State Highway Patrol says the right lane of interstate 70 West just off interstate 77 is closed as crews work to clean up the scene.

Troopers say at 1:51 Tuesday morning semi truck driver Peter Evan Kobylarz went off the road and struck a tree. Patrol believes the crash was due to severe fog in the area.

Kobylarz was taken to Southeastern Ohio Medical Center for evaluation.


May 8, 2012 - 11:40am
3 years 21 weeks ago

State troopers said three tractor trailers crashed and significantly damaged a highway bridge in Guernsey County, blocking westbound traffic near the intersection of two busy interstates.

The collision happened around 11p.m. Monday night on Interstate 70 near Cambridge, just west of where the high links to I-77. Trooper Kyle Shirer said that the crash occurred when one driver hit his brakes, lost control of his truck and jack knifed, blocking the bridge and creating significant damage...

February 10, 2012 - 5:38pm
3 years 34 weeks ago

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for our area, and that means the Ohio Department of Transportation has already been working to get ready for the snow that coming our way.

Muskingum County ODOT Manager Ray Dailey said with any winter storm, timing is everything.

"We have a little bit of salt residue left over from the previous storm, so it will basically be trying to time it out so that our trucks will be out there either right before or as...

January 27, 2012 - 6:02am
3 years 36 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation said Friday that water has closed a portion of roadway in Guernsey County.

State Route 146 is closed approximately four miles south of Pleasant City from the 4.3 mile marker to the 9.9 mile marker due to the high water.

The recommended detour is State Route 821 to State Route 672 to State Route 146. It's unknown when the roadway will reopen.

According to other areas experiencing high water road closures include State...

January 11, 2012 - 1:38pm
3 years 38 weeks ago

Muskingum County and the Ohio Department of Transportation continue to work on Northpointe Drive.

During Wednesday's Transportation Improvement District meeting the two sides traded information about the cost of the project. Because the work on Northpointe ran over the time frame set by the Federal government at least $75,000 must be paid by local funds. Final numbers for the project weren't available from ODOT. The county engineer plans to remedy that problem in the future.


December 5, 2011 - 3:45pm
3 years 44 weeks ago

State-wide discussion continues on who will be responsible to pay for road damage caused by upcoming shale drilling.

Ohio is trying to reach an agreement with drilling companies so they'll pay for any damage caused by the heavy equipment needed to extract oil and gas from shale rock. President of Meigs and Muskingum Township Associations Stephen Bradley said Anadarko Petroleum Corporation- the drilling company responsible for Muskingum County- has agreed to take care of the cost.

November 23, 2011 - 12:35pm
3 years 45 weeks ago

A state route in Guernsey County is closed due to a vehicle crash.

The Ohio Department of Transportation says that State Route 313 is closed 1.5 miles east of Senecaville at the 15.9 mile marker.

They suggest motorists hoping to detour take State Route 574, SR 566 and State Route 285. They said it will add about 15 minutes to your travel time.

There is no word on when the road will reopen.




November 17, 2011 - 5:58am
3 years 46 weeks ago

Motorist's can expect a temporary ramp closure in their travels Thursday.

The Ohio Department of Transportation said that the Interstate 70 East/State Route 792 off ramp will be closed from 8am-4pm. That is Exit 160 which is Airport Road. During this time paving work will take place.

As a detour driver should take either Exit 157 State Route 93 Adamsville to State Route 22 East or Exit 164 State Route 22 Norwich to State Route 22 West.

Message boards are in place notifying...

October 31, 2011 - 3:20pm
3 years 49 weeks ago

The first signs of colder weather are fast approaching. The Ohio Department of Transportation is already gearing up to keep your winter commute clear and safe this winter season.

Snow and ice team members have already stocked salt and other snow melting equipment, in addition to double-checking trucks and equipment to assure an easy start to the season.

"Right now we do not anticipate any salt shortage all of our inventories are currently stalked up," said Muskingum...

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